Best Tennis Racket For Hard Hitters in 2023
Dunlop SRX Precision 100 Tennis Racquet (4-3/8)
Wilson 18x20 Blade 98 Tennis Racquet, 4 1/2-Inch
- Designed for big hitters looking to control their power
- The Blade 98 18x20 dense string pattern provides classic control and a traditional feel to dominate the competition
- Upgraded with Parallel Drilling to provide a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot
- Braided Graphite + Basalt construction improves the flex of the racket which increases the ball's contact with the strings to provide enhanced feel and greater control
- This racquet comes unstrung and without a cover
Babolat Pure Strike (16x19) Tennis Racquet (4 3/8" Grip)
- 98in2 headsize and thin 21/23/21 section.
- New sharp control combining exceptional feel and dynamic control.
- Massive spin thanks to the 16X19 string pattern.
- Weighted at 305g for a unique stability on every shot.
- The benchmark for aggressive hard hitters.
Tourna Big Hitter Black7 Ultimate Spin Polyester Tennis String 17g set
- Number 1 in SPIN String from USRSA Blind Playtests out of all strings ever tested
- Seven sharp sides bite into the ball to deliver maximum spin
- Medium powered string help you achieve the control you desire with huge cuts at the ball
- Soft co-poly construction allow you to string as a full bed and not destroy your elbow
- Black7 combines control with maximum spin
- Take your game to the next level with Black7
Wilson Synthetic Gut Power Tennis String, Lime, 16-Gauge
- Wilson Synthetic Gut Power is made for durability and power
- Solid core nylon string with high energy wrap for durable power
- Power and Durability
Killerspin JET 600 Table Tennis Paddle, Ping Pong Paddle for Intermediate or Advanced Players, Table Tennis Racket with Wood Blade, Nitrx Rubber Grips Ping Pong Balls, Memory Box for Storage â€“ Red & Black
- Competition-level paddle for intermediate or advanced players
- ITTF approved, 2.0mm high-tension Nitrx-4Z rubber, JET600 SPIN N1 table tennis racket
- 5-ply wood blade, 6.0mm lightweight thickness for balanced control-aggressive play
- Ratings out of 10: Speed 8.0, Spin 9.0, Control 8.5
- Comes with a 30-day warranty
Yonex Poly Tour Fire 16 130 Tennis Racquet String Red
- Composition: Monofilament core finished with high polymer polyester.
- Length: 39 ft. (12m)
- Gauge: 16 (1.30mm) Color: Red
ADV Slash Tennis String - Explosive Powerful Co-Poly - Hexagon Shaped for Max Spin and Response - 17g (Black, 660)
- 🎾 MASSIVE SPIN - Features a hexagonal cross-section with an aggressive bite that produces extreme topspin and slice.
- 🎾 MORE POWER. The sharp edges allow the strings to grip and pocket the ball longer on the string bed. This more efficiently redirects energy back into the ball creating heavier shots.
- 🎾 HIGHLY DURABLE, LESS RE-STRINGING. Even at 17g, the mono-fiber core is resilient enough for even the heaviest hitters.
- 🎾 AMAZING VALUE - COMPARABLE TO BIG BRANDS. Similar strings, such as Luxilon Savage, are more than double the cost.
- 🎾 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If the string isn’t perfect, feel free to exchange or return it for a full refund.
Tourna Synthetic Gut Armor 16G String Reel, Black
- Polyester wraps for added durability
- 16g 660-ft REEL
- Great for hybriding with Polyester Strings or as a full bed
- BLACK COLOR
OEHMS Black Pearl Classic | Round Co-Poly Tennis-String | 660 feet Reel | 1.23 mm
- CLASSIC ROUND STRING - The large amount of color additives makes this sporty tennis string very lively and explosive
- NEW ECO FRIENDLY PACKAGING - Most innovative spool design in the market, same convenient handling as conventional packaging. Works with any stringing equipment.
- CO-POLYESTER - Most pros on tour choose co-poly strings for an extra sporty game and durability, constant playing characteristics due to high tension maintenance, perfect for all types of players
- MADE IN GERMANY - Innovative, high-tech monofilament, born in Wimbledon, made in Germany
- DIRECT DISTRIBUTION - Buy a competitive string for a competitive price right from the manufacturer
How to Develop a Strong Tennis Backhand
This article is a how-to for those who want to improve their tennis backhand.
A lot of players think they "can't" hit backhands. This is not true! With the proper attitude and practice, attaining a strong tennis backhand is easy and highly rewarding. Adding a good backhand to your repertoire of tennis skills can help your game very much. With a few hours' worth of practice a week, you can see noticeable results with your backhand.
1.) Check Your Attitude
Tennis is just as much a mental game as a physical one. Keeping yourself in a positive mindset will help you improve your skills. If you are stuck in a pit of depression or anger, you will lose the motivation to play better. In order to improve any skill, you need to remove the mental dead-end that says, "I can't" or "it's too hard." Before you step onto the court each day, tell yourself that you are already doing better by recognizing your weakness and trying to turn it into a strength. Remind yourself of the skills you already have, and the one thing you are most proud of, be it your ability to pick up drop shots or serve fiercely. One thing to keep in mind is that your backhand is not bad. In tennis, you will hit forehands three to five times more often than backhands. This shows us that our backhand does not get as much practice as our forehand; therefore, it cannot be bad, it has just not had the chance to develop yet.
2.) Check Your Grip
No matter whether you are right- or left-handed, you need to change from your regular forehand grip to a different one if you hit a one-handed backhand. One way to find the backhand grip you should be using is to hold your racket between your left arm and your body, with the handle sticking straight out in front of you. Using your right hand, grip the racquet and pull it out without bending your wrist. You should end up with an eastern backhand grip, the most common grip for a one-handed backhand. This grip will also allow you to add topspin to the shot. Switch hands if you are left-handed.
If you hit a two-handed backhand, you need to keep your regular forehand grip. Just add your non-dominant hand when hitting a backhand. The most convenient place to grip the racquet with your non-dominant hand is the shaft, also referred to as the throat (the triangle between the head and the grip).
3.) Check Your Movements
Not generating enough backswing and not keeping both eyes trained on the ball are the most common errors that lead to missed backhands; they often go together. Having too little of backswing ties in with not preparing in advance for the backhand shot. From a split step or ready position, you should turn completely to the backhand side, keeping your racquet at or behind your shoulder. As the ball approaches, watch it with both of your eyes. This cannot be stressed enough. Seeing the ball with both eyes enables you to judge its speed and flight path accurately. Often when you hit a backhand, you are only watching it with the eye on your backhand side or through your peripheral vision. Following the ball with your eyes throughout the whole shot, keep your racquet parallel to the net as you make contact with the ball. Your racquet face should not be open or closed. Follow through over your opposite shoulder.
4.) Go Slow
For the first few weeks that you work on improving your backhand, you will need to develop a feel for it. Play mini-tennis with a friend (hit from the service line instead of the baseline), having them hit you a majority of backhands. After you have learned to change your grip for a one-handed backhand, generate backswing, and keep both of your eyes on the ball, you can slowly move farther back on the court, hitting faster and more powerful shots.
5.) Gather Feedback
When you miss a backhand or hit a particularly good one, ask your partner what you did. They can easily tell if you turned sideways to prepare for the shot, opened or closed your racquet face, etc.
Another way to see what you're doing correctly and incorrectly is to watch yourself. Set up a video camera or have a friend videotape you while you hit a few backhands. You can later analyze your movements and develop a movement that encompasses all the aspects of hitting a good backhand. Practice this movement (without a racquet) while you have spare time. It's like practicing a dance step: your muscles will automatically remember that movement when you are getting ready for a backhand when on the court. Videotape yourself again as you try using that movement while hitting a backhand. If it does not work, you can go back to the video, analyze, and movement. Granted, all backhands cannot be hit the same way, but this is a good base.
As you move farther back on the court, the speed and power of all your shots will automatically increase. As you begin to hit backhands more easily from the baseline, you can now pay attention to adding spin and accuracy to your shot. You can also work on improving your running backhands, which require a good backhand base.
7.) Last But Not Least
As you cultivate your backhand, remember to keep your other skills sharp as well. Once you have successfully added the backhand to your skill set, you can look to improve your overall game. You won't get an amazing backhand overnight, but practice, practice, practice. You definitely will improve!